Weird science: Premier League footballers using babies as ‘repair kits’

Ollie Irish

28th, August 2006

Premier League footballers are storing stem cells from their newborn
babies to use in case of their own career-threatening sports injuries. They
are freezing cells taken from the umbilical cord blood of their babies
as a possible future cure for cartilage and ligament problems, The
Sunday Times

Five professional footballers
have frozen their children’s stem cells with Liverpool-based
CryoGenesis International; London-based Smart Cells has done
the same for three Premiership players in the past year.

anonymous Premier League footballer, playing in the northwest of England,
explained: ‘We decided to store our new baby’s stem cells for possible
future therapeutic reasons, both for our children and possibly for
myself… As a footballer, if you’re prone to injury it can mean
the end of your career, so having your stem cells – a repair kit if you
like – on hand makes sense.’

Crazy but true. Wonder who the forward-thinking players are – any ideas?

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